MWA Calendar

MWA has transitioned to online meetings until further notice

MWA chapter meetings are open to the public and are free to MWA members and first-time guests. Click here for more information about member benefits.

Future Meetings

The Write Women Virtual Book Fest 2020

September 21, 2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Livestreams, Recorded Workshops, Readings, Crafts, Music, And More, including readings and events featuring MWA Members. September 21 - 26

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2020 Inclusive Literature Conference: The Power of Our Stories

September 26, 2020
8:50 AM to 1:00 PM

The Writer's Center
Online

https://www.writer.org/event/inclusivelit/

This one-day online conference from the Writer's Center is focused on examining and supporting inclusive literature in our area. A limited number of discounts available to MWA members.

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St. Mary's/Calvert County Chapter September Meeting: Publishing Options

September 26, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

St. Mary's & Calvert Counties Chapter Zoom Meeting


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Should you be published by a large publisher or a small press or should you self-publish? Different writers will have a variety of reasons for that choice. In this session Austin Camacho will spell out the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

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First Friday Open Mic - October 2020

October 02, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Writers, performers and lover of verse are invited to spend time sharing work and experiences in support for the lonely sport of writing and building a supportive group of MWA writers. Featured Presenter: Joy “Sistah Joy” Matthews Alford.

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Monthly Meeting

October 13, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Zoom Meeting
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Regular Monthly Meeting

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South Baltimore: Purple Grass and Green Cows: How to Create Believable Worlds in Science Fiction and Fantasy

October 14, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Learn how to create an environment that will grab your readers. This is a hands-on workshop, so bring writing materials.

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Q & A with Jane Friedman - Insights from an Industry Expert

October 17, 2020
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Webinar

Exclusive MWA opportunity to ask industry expert Jane Friedman your questions about writing and getting your book published. Free to members. $20 for non-members.

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MWA October 2020 Board Meeting

October 19, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings. This meeting will be held via Zoom.

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Writing Advice from a New York Times Bestselling Author

October 21, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Most fiction writers spend a lot of time negotiating and then renegotiating how to assemble the seemingly endless amount of swirling ideas into a coherent story. Topics like external conflict, revisions, more revisions, editing, passive voice and dialogue

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Dodge Poetry Festival

October 22, 2020
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

The Dodge Poetry Festival is going virtual, with all programming streaming online for free. Subscriptions to view recording content also available.

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North Baltimore Chapter Meeting: Eight Aspects of Writing Character

October 22, 2020
7:00 PM to 7:00 PM

North Baltimore Chapter Zoom Meeting
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Eight Aspects of Writing Character

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First Friday Open Mic - November 2020

November 06, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Writers, performers and lover of verse are invited to spend time sharing work and experiences in support for the lonely sport of writing and building a supportive group of MWA writers. Featured Presenter TBA.

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Ace Your Next Public or Virtual Reading: Performance Tips for Authors

November 07, 2020
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Webinar

Nathan Agin, actor, online marketer, and audiobook narrator/producer, covers the major concepts of performing fiction and nonfiction, with practical tips to make your next reading (virtual or in-person) a success. Free to members. $20 for non-members.

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Monthly Meeting

November 10, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Zoom Meeting
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https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

Regular Monthly Meeting

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Interactive Evening of Writing and Support

November 18, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us on Zoom for an interactive evening of writing exercises and discussion. In this time of separation and global upheaval, it is vital to be there for each other even while we are separated. Come spend a creative evening with no pressure and rediscov

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Frederick County Chapter: Come Write In!

November 21, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704
https://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/urbana-regional-library

Our annual NaNoWriMo Write-in!

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North Baltimore Chapter: The Past is Always With Us

December 03, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

North Baltimore Chapter Zoom Meeting
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The past is always with us, especially during the holiday season when we tell and retell family stories. Barbara Morrison explores ways to capture moments of our past to spark mini-memoirs, flash fiction and essays.

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First Friday Open Mic - December 2020

December 04, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Writers, performers and lover of verse are invited to spend time sharing work and experiences in support for the lonely sport of writing and building a supportive group of MWA writers. Featured Presenter TBA.

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Monthly Meeting

December 08, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Zoom Meeting
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Regular Monthly Meeting

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Open Mic Night

December 16, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

The Annapolis Chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association (MWA) presents Open Mic Night! This is your chance to read your published, unpublished, finished, or in-progress poetry, fiction, non-fiction, etc. in front of a friendly group of supportive peop

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MWA January 2021 Board Meeting

January 18, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings. Currently MWA is holding all meetings virtually. If the venue changes, this event listing will be updated.

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Writers Block Workshop

January 20, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

This writers block workshop will introduce a technique known as Common Sense Writing, which explores using sensory isolation as a means to get out of your head and, instead, develop ideas from different perspectives. Common Sense Writing is useful for get

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MWA February 2021 Board Meeting

February 15, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings. Currently MWA is holding all meetings virtually. If the venue changes, this event listing will be updated.

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MWA March 2021 Board Meeting

March 15, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings. Currently MWA is holding all meetings virtually. If the venue changes, this event listing will be updated.

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MWA April 2021 Board Meeting

April 19, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings. Currently MWA is holding all meetings virtually. If the venue changes, this event listing will be updated.

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